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Vivian Wilfred Straford was 19 and living with his mother, Mrs Straford of Errard Street, Ballarat when he enlisted with the 7th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement on 23 February 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916. Unfortunately, his records do not seem to appear on the National Archives of Australia site to provide a complete record of his service. He returned home to Australia on 22 July 1917.
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